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Inspiring Stories from Plano

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars of Plano and surrounding areas below.

Debbie Ayres

My name is Debbie Ayres and my company is Ayres Riding, Etc. I’m a 44 year old mother of 3 and live in Frisco, TX. My passion is riding horses and I love sharing that experience with others. I’ve been riding horses since I was 3 years old and have always had a special way with animals. Read more>>

Amy Whitt

As a marine biologist raised in a small, landlocked town in the Mississippi Delta region of Arkansas, I understand the importance of following your passions regardless of regional, social, or gender challenges. Read more>>

Todd Jenkins

About 17 years ago while I was working at a life insurance company a casting director asked me to be an extra in a Chuck Norris movie. Once I did that I was hooked and actually ended up doing some stunt work on the movie. Read more>>

Megan Baca, Cassie Volpe

Cassie and I met a little over two years ago through the mom’s club in our neighborhood. We were both new to McKinney. Cassie coming from the Chicago area and myself moving across the metroplex from Irving. We hit it off right away and quickly learned we had similar interests, one of which was exploring this new city we were in. Read more>>

Jesus Moreno

My name is Jesus Moreno, I have been fortunate to be able to work doing something that I love for the last 35 years. I was born in Madrid, Spain, where at an early age I was privileged to be able to visit great museums of art such as The Prado Museum of Art in Madrid. Read more>>

Alexandra Stiles

As a little girl it has always been my dream to model. I grew up watching Americas Next Top Model, and I was so inspired to make that my reality. I am unfortunately on the shorter side barely reaching 5”7, so as you can assume Ive had a hard time making it into an agency. Read more>>

Karen Linsteadt

I grew up in Plano, TX and have been here most of my life. While no one dreams of growing up to be a Medical Biller you never know where your journey will take you. Read more>>

Beverly Seitzinger

With 20+ years of experience in fitness and wellness, I am eager to share my passion for movement. My enthusiasm is fueled by the success of my clients as they discover the benefits of Pilates and exercise in their daily lives. Read more>>

Tim Leslie

I have always had a passion for photography and being creative. From a young age I loved to draw and sketch and at eight years old going forward I was the family photographer on summer vacations. Unfortunately the creative side was not necessarily enforced as a career option and instead going to college and getting a business degree to work for a corporation was more the normal. Read more>>

Kim Ortiz

I came to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam and settled in Dallas in May of 1975 when I was 8 years old. I didn’t speak any English but picked up the language fairly quickly and excel in school because I wanted to have an education since both my parents were orphans and never had the opportunity. Read more>>

Al Mauceri

I started in the insurance industry way back in 1994 as a claim rep for Nationwide Insurance. I spent the next decade or so climbing the corporate ladder. I moved every 17 months for ten years. Eventually I wound up in Texas as the Director of claims for Nationwide. Read more>>

Tim Georgeff

As a musician, one often ends up in many different destinations from the one they chose to begin with. My career has been the same for me. I studied to be a classical pianist from age four to twenty-four, then had a freak accident derail those ambitions and push me in a different direction. Read more>>

Jeb Matulich

Tumbleweed TexStyles was started in the summer of 2011. I met Brian Wysong at Liberty High School where we were both teachers. I am the art teacher at Liberty and Brian was the marketing teacher. We became friends and discussed ways that we could join forces to start a business using my artwork and his business / marketing savvy. Read more>>

Jody Fish

Mark Taylor and I started Verity Recruiting in 2004.  We started with humble beginnings, our first office was so small we had to take turns being on the phone so that we could have client or candidate conversations. Read more>>

Traci Brown

I’m a keynote speaker on the body language of lies and deception. I help banks , insurance and financial companies with fraud loss prevention. I started reading body language when I was a bike racer. Read more>>

Ingrid Qureshi

I actually had no intentions of doing wood working. I had always dreamed about opening some type of flower or boutique store. It actually all started when I was having a dinner party and I wanted to find a cute cheese board. Read more>>

Roger Grant

I met my mentor when I moved to Dallas in 2011. The information he shared with me was information that I wished I had when I was in the mortgage business in California. Having suffered the cost of not having this information I made it my mission to make sure I do everything I can to prevent others from suffering the same things simply due to a lack of knowledge! Read more>>

Lisa Michelle Arhontidis

I have honestly been interested in photography for as long as I can remember! While in the final months of planning our wedding in the Fall of 2006, job frustrations were at an all time high, and it hit me that there was no better time to work towards doing something I might enjoy! Read more>>

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